Ronny Chieng's 'International Student' Series Heading To UK's BBC

1 August 2017 | 9:42 am | Staff Writer

Due out later this year.

The first episode only aired on ABC this past June, but Ronny Chieng's comedy TV series, Ronny Chieng: International Student, is already going global. 

As BBC reports, BBC Three have secured the rights to air the seven-episode show, co-created and co-written by the comedian, later this year.

"Ronny Chieng is a welcome new addition to BBC Three," controller of BBC Three, Damian Kavanagh, said. 

"He's a comedy genius and, in Ronny Chieng: International Student, he has the perfect vehicle for his talents. I couldn't be more excited to bring this series to the UK."

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The news is a massive coup for Chieng who has already introduced himself to US audiences after joining The Daily Show With Trevor Noah as a correspondent last year

In an interview with The Music earlier this year, Chieng said Ronny Chieng: International Student was inspired by his own experiences studying law at the University of Melbourne.

"Something unique and original, and going through my experiences and memories, I just felt like being an international student in Australia — as specific as that is — was kind of a story that hasn't really been spoken about but is one that has been experienced by a lot of people," he said.

"I would talk to my friends about it, and people would study in a foreign country for three years or so and then go home. And they would say those years were like a dream, it was so ethereal. I wanted to capture that a bit."

Read the full interview here.